What kind of bra would you recommend for someone with a smaller bust and rib cage? I usually wear a 32-B but I can't find anything that actually fits well and doesn't end up halfway up my boob when I stretch (sorry for crude language >.< )
There’s not a really specific bra, as such, to recommend. Finding bras that work for your body specifically requires trial and error by your body specifically. If the brands you’ve experimented with aren’t working, try a new brand. If none of them are working, try a new size. If you’ve only tried one style, try another. Make sure your band and straps are adjusted and that you’re ‘swooping and scooping’ your breast tissue. And remember that bras are never going to have as much range of motion as your body; so if you’re stretching or being physically active in a regular bra, it’s going to shift around. But, other than that, without knowing what exactly doesn’t fit well, I can’t give you an exact feedback. It takes time to find a bra that works.
Hi Cora! Do you know where a girl can find herself a lacy or strappy bralette for a full C/D cup? Most of the bralettes I've seen in bigger sizes are more about comfort than style. Thanks for your help!
Have you tried a site like ASOS? I’m forever seeing aesthetically-oriented bralettes there.
My best fit is a 30B, and while there are some lovely brands that design for this size there are few, if any, retailers that carry them. I understand the reluctance, but is there anything I can do as a consumer to show retailers there is a market out there? I snatch up products at full price if I see them, but otherwise I'm at a loss. I'll often fall in love with a design, but can't find it in my size or a sister size.
Hmmm…I would say to focus on your local retailers and smaller bra boutiques. Because they operate on a much smaller scale, you’re a lot more likely to make headway in their stock purchasing decisions sooner than if you petition a large, corporate company. And since they communicate directly with brands, your feedback is a lot more likely to percolate up the chain as well.
Every since following your blog, I fell in love with Agent Provocateur, but felt it was something way out of my league. Today, I was visiting some outlets and somehow stumbled across an Agent Provocateur shop! I was happy enough to see the lingerie, but since it was an outlet, I was able to purchase a bra. I have never been more happy with a piece of lingerie, and I can honestly say this bra fits me perfectly :)